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Archive for September, 2005

FBI Doing the Lord’s Work

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

What’s more important, a secure homeland, a secure Mideast, or less photos of undressed goth-punk girls? It’s all about priorities.

Late September Scorcard: Bush’s “Challenges”

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Iraq meltdown Katrina/Rita/FEMA fallout DeLay indictment Frist investigation Rove-Plame investigation Consumer confidence figures lowest in 15 years Consumer energy bills for winter ’05/’06 projected at 40% higher than last winter Gas prices level out, still at all-time highs Opinions of America abroad at all-time lows Bush’s opinion polls at all-time lows Bubbling Under: Iran, North [...]

The Hammer Hammered With Indictment, Skulks Skunkily Away

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

One count of criminal conspiracy, a felony. Delay has to step down as House majority leader. cnn.com story: DeLay attorney Bill White: It’s a skunky indictment if they have one. Scott McLellan is currently being brutalized by the White House press corps over the DeLay indictment. Helen Thomas just asked at least seven follow-ups about [...]

Extreme Makover: Home Edition with Laura Bush

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Harry Shearer couldn’t write one any better than this, but I’m sure it won’t keep him from doing a Le Show satire.

Web2.0 MemeMap

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Uploaded to Flickr by Tim O’Reilly Does the “Play” bubble include pornography? Downloading pirated/copyrighted movies, games, software and music? Surfing the web while you should be working? Ooops, yes, those would all fall under the “Rich User Experience” bubble, right.

New York Times Grudgingly Concedes: Ixnay On the Udgenay

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

We all reserve the right to perceive him as a sleazily pretentious, quasi-journalistic blowhard, however.

ANSWER and Last Weekend’s Peace Marches

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

This past weekend’s peace marches have provoked some muckraking. Who is ANSWER and what’s their affiliation and history? Gal Beckerman’s CJR Daily piece comes up with some unsettling answers. Andrew Sullivan has been a merciless critic of the way the Bush administration is conducting war in Iraq. However, an entry in today’s Daily Dish points [...]

Gulf Coast A “Giant Laboratory” For Dueling Ideologies

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Ronald Brownstein’s news analysis in today’s LA Times examines political jockeying following Katrina and Rita: Both Democrats and Republicans increasingly view the battered landscape of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast as a giant laboratory for testing their competing domestic policy agendas. Bush live a couple minutes ago: “We can all pitch in by being [...]

Torture Of Iraqi Detainees By U.S. Forces

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Andrew Sullivan is pointing to a Human Rights Watch report regarding first-hand accounts of torture by U.S. forces in Iraq. Here’s the Washington Post story. TIME chimes in, as well. The Pentagon’s poor leadership and lack of accountability is assisting Al Qaeda and other Muslim fanatics in radicalizing the Iraqi population. Actions and stories like [...]

If It’s Friday, It Must Be HipTard Photoblog Update Time

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Narcissistic 20-everythings with bad dress sense are the least of our problems. Or are they?